This is the Oley Furnace Grist Mill that was built around 1823 by Daniel Udree.  It supplied Flour & processed corn during the early years of the area.  The Mill operated from a Mill Pond that was off to the left and out of the Image.  The water was fed into the Mill by a large Iron pipe that was once at the bottom of the Mill where you see a old wooden door.  The water turned a wheel that supplied power to grind the corn and flour.


Looking at the rear of the old Mill.  The Door at the left is where the large pipe came into the Mill to supply water.  No longer there after so many years.  I talked with the Owner of this old property and asked him if I could go inside to see what was there.  He said he would rather not have anyone inside the Mill because it is very un-stable.  I followed his wish.


This is looking at one side.  The small over-hang at the top is where the Sack Hoist was located.  It was used to lift sacks of corn and other items from the ground below.


Looking at the front of the old Mill.  The Mill Pond was directly behind the hill to the right.  The Mill Pond was dried up long ago, and nothing there but weeds and trees.


What remains of a Cold Cellar that I’ve told about before in previous Posts.  Back in those early years there was no ice or refrigeration.  Food stuff was kept at under-ground tempts of 50 degrees.


Around my area there are a number of these old Mills that are still left from by-gone years.  Some have fallen into History, while others like this with stand the age of time.  Others have been converted into homes and apartments.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


Published by Les

I am 75 yrs. young and now retired. I worked in the Machinist Trade for 24 yrs. Served in the US Navy with a Tour of Duty in Vietnam. Being retired I do enjoy Photography with my Nikon and Pentax Camera's, snooping around in Historic and Abandoned places, using my Scroll Saw, Reading, Travel, riding a bicycle on the many Trails that are around my area, and what-ever else will interest me at the time. Come with me and see where I go, where I have been, and my Life surviving Retirement.

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